Five MLB players test positive in latest COVID-19 results

Feb 28, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Steve Simon and Steve Sanders take a photo as they wear masks for safety protocols for the spring training game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Five players tested positive for COVID-19 in the most recent weekly results released on Friday by Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

Out of a total of 13,718 monitoring tests conducted on players and staff members, that equates to a positive rate of 0.04 percent.

To date, there have been 10 positive monitoring tests (seven players, three staff members) out of 29,224 tests conducted, a positive rate of 0.03 percent.

There were zero positive tests among the 81 intake tests conducted last week. To date, there have been 15 positive intake tests (12 players, three staff members) out of 5,317 tests conducted, a 0.3 percent positive rate.

Sixteen teams have had at least one player or staff member test positive since the start of intake screening.

An independent laboratory in Utah conducts the testing.

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